Match preview: Oldham Athletic (h)

The Spireites will be aiming to break a streak of seven games without a win when Oldham Athletic arrive at the Technique Stadium.

Chesterfield are also unbeaten in their last three with draws against Aldershot Town, Solihull Moors and Wealdstone.

Here’s all you need to know…

Match details
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Opponents: Oldham Athletic
Kick-off: 3pm
Competition: Vanarama National League
Location: Technique Stadium


Matchday Coverage
Live radio commentary
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The post-match interview with a member of the management team will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:
Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel on Sunday.

The Opposition
Fact file
Name: Oldham Athletic Association Football Club
Nicknames: The Latics
Founded: 1895
Stadium: Boundary Park
Capacity: 13,512
Manager: David Unsworth

On Oldham Athletic
Oldham are one of many clubs in the National League to have a rich history in the EFL – and the only club currently in the division to have spent time in the Premier League. The Latics were runners-up in the League Cup in 1990, won promotion to the Premier League in 1991 and spent two seasons in England’s top tie. The club also made two FA Cup semi-finals in the early 1990s.
The 2000s have brought difficult times to the Greater Manchester based side as they dropped down the leagues. Chesterfield secured a place at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at the expense of Oldham. After a few years of hovering above safety in league Two, the side dropped into the National League last season. They currently occupy a place just above the relegation zone.

One to watch
The Oldham Athletic side is stacked with a lot of talent with a lot of players fighting for a position in the side. Ben Tollitt has been one of the standout stars for the Latics in what has been a difficult introduction to the National League – he is joint top goal scorer alongside former Spireites Mike Fondop. Despite not scoring since November, the winger has experience of scoring in the fifth tie of English football with clubs such as AFC Fylde and Wrexham.

Recent Form
The Spireites’ last three: (D/D/D)
Drew – Aldershot Town 1-1 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League
Drew – Solihull Moors 0-0 Chesterfield – Vanarama National League
Drew – Chesterfield 1-1 Wealdstone – Vanarama National League

Oldham’s last three: (D/W/L)
Drew – Oldham Athletic 2-2 Gateshead – National League
Won – Oldham Athletic 2-0 Maidstone United – National League
Lost – Gateshead 2-1 Oldham Athletic – National League

Last Time We Met
The two sides met in early September at Boundary Park for the first time since 2017. Around 1,500 Spireites were jumping for joy after just 30 seconds when Joe Quigley pounced on a defensive mistake to round Magnus Norman and tap home. Jeff King doubled the lead on eight minutes as he slotted home Calvin Miller’s cross to give Chesterfield the decisive win.

Team News
Danny Rowe has returned to full training and could be available for selection against his former side, Oldham Athletic.
Akwasi Asante will not be available for selection due to his ongoing groin injury.

From the dugout
Danny Webb said: “There is pressure on them in that sense from their own supporters. They are a big club with big expectations.
“We do our research, but it is about us really. We’ve got to make sure we get our goalscoring back on track and stop conceding the first goal.”